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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    NAJIB AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN 'ALI BIN 'UMAR AL-SAMARQANDI (D. 1222 AD): USUL AL-TARAKIB

    SIGNED HASAN BIN MUHAMMAD BIN HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-AWWAY AL-TABIB, TIMURID IRAN, DATED 6 MUHARRAM AH 848/25 APRIL 1444 AD

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    NAJIB AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN 'ALI BIN 'UMAR AL-SAMARQANDI (D. 1222 AD): USUL AL-TARAKIB
    SIGNED HASAN BIN MUHAMMAD BIN HUSAYN AL-HUSAYNI AL-AWWAY AL-TABIB, TIMURID IRAN, DATED 6 MUHARRAM AH 848/25 APRIL 1444 AD
    The foundation of making [compound drugs] or possibly a shortened version of it, a medical treatise by this prolific author, Arabic manuscript on paper, 30ff., plus two modern fly-leaves, each folio with 21ff. of fine black cursive script, titles in red, with marginal notes, later notes on reverse of front folio, including Ottoman Turkish and Hebrew inscriptions, final folio with notes mentioning Ancient Greek authors, colophon signed and dated, in soft black morocco binding
    Folio 7 7/8 x 5 1/8in. (20 x 13cm.)


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    Najib al-Din al-Samarqandi died during the Mongol attack on Herat, in Persia, in 1222 AD. He was a prolific medical writer and expositor of medical ideas, though few details of his life are known (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/arabic/bioN.html#najib).

    The scribe who copied this manuscript also signed the following lot.

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